Business Assistance

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

Colorado

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College Back to Business Consulting

In an effort to aid our local businesses and business professionals, Colorado Mountain College is offering no-cost coaching, live educational trainings and consultation services to in-district businesses (see CMC District Map) during this time of need. CMC Faculty are ready to support you in this time of need. Through connection to faculty, we are able to provide personalized answers to your questions, link you to resources and provide tools to get you back to business. CMC is offering free educational training and live webinars to get you back to business. We are enlisting the support of CMC faculty and community content experts in developing these educational resources.

Area served: Colorado

Colorado

Colorado COVID Small Business Legal Project

Volunteer lawyers helping Colorado small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

Volunteer lawyers helping Colorado small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. They have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 economic crisis, with minority and woman-owned small businesses being hit the hardest. Legal volunteers have offered to help Colorado’s small businesses get back on their feet. This website was created to match small businesses that need limited legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. The site also includes other resources available to small businesses, particularly minority and woman-owned small businesses, to meet the challenges of the pandemic.

Area served: Colorado

California

California Small Enterprise Task Force

California Small Enterprise Task Force: Small Business Crisis Hotline

The California Small Enterprise Task Force (CASE Force) is a consortium of legal, financial, and nonprofit professionals working together to connect California small businesses with the resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force is focused on collecting local, state, federal, and private/nonprofit resources for California small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and disseminating this information in a digestible way as quickly as possible. In addition, the task force provides small businesses with weekly access to live support from lawyers and financial professionals via virtual office hours.

Area served: California

Oregon

Business Oregon

Small Business Navigator - COVID-19

Business Oregon, alongside the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services compiled the information on this page to assist Oregon small business owners, employees, and others dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

Area served: Oregon

National

Bridgespan

Bridgespan Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits

The company provides consulting to nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights, has created resources around the crisis specifically geared toward the nonprofit sector. 

Area served: National

Colorado

Lew's List

COVID-19 Finance Assistance Network

A group of financial professionals offering free service to companies trying to respond to the Covid-19 crisis.

Area served: Colorado

National

Community Wealth Partners

COVID-19 Resources and Support for Nonprofits, Foundations

Community Wealth Partners is helping nonprofits and foundations navigate through the crisis, including offering free support, navigation and thought leadership to nonprofits and compiling resources geared toward nonprofits.

Area served: National

California

California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Capital Region Lead Center

Hot Lines for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The California SBDC network has a number of hotlines set up to assist small business owners.

Area served: California

California

UC Berkeley

Pro bono legal advice

UC Berkeley Law is working to match small business owners with University of California Berkeley Law students who will help them navigate the CARES Act. 

Area served: California

California

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Rapid Response Business Triage/Assistance

**Update** The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce team is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with voicemail capabilities 24/7. Assistance will be available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese languages. 1-833-391-1919

The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a free business support hotline for the small business community. Their team can answer general business questions, human resources and legal issues, and navigate borrowers through a variety of financing tools including the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and Paycheck Protection Program.

Area served: Sacramento, California

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